The re-election of
What these pundits fail to realize, however, is that neither an election nor the elation surrounding it make Medicaid expansion a sound policy decision. It turns out that a bad idea is a bad idea, no matter which person or party wins a gubernatorial election.
To better understand why expanding
• Medicaid expansion won't make people healthier. The truth is coverage isn't care. Just because someone has government-issued insurance doesn't mean they'll get the health care they need. Consider the
• Medicaid expansion won't mean more people get to see a doctor. Even if the state's program was expanded, patients would likely be hard-pressed to find many physicians willing to see them. In fact, a 2016 survey by the
• Medicaid expansion won't mean people pay less. Government programs run on public money. Even when
A few years ago,
From an economic perspective, the best solution is to create a prosperous environment where people can flourish and find independence. In that way, individuals and families can get themselves off of government assistance entirely.
From a structural standpoint, Americans need the federal government to get out of the way. Right now,
Instead of this system (or its expanded cousin), Americans need
These types of state-centric ideas offer the best hope of curing what ails the
Quintero leads the Think Local Liberty project at the
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